I made the cord with three different stringing materials; rattail, cotton wax cord in both pink and teal and tufted yarn I found in a specialty shop. I was curious to see if I could incorporate the decorative yarn into a kumihimo cord and maintain the tufts on each little branch.
This was surprisingly easy to do on my kumihimo round disk. I just made sure that each “branch” was free of the braid as I worked.
I also discovered that it is fun to create my own end caps with filigree bead caps. A Bronze Bell Cap is a great component to wrap around thicker cord or two cords like I attached for this necklace. I use a plier to flatten the component around the cord.
I used heart shaped fancy toggles to finish the necklace.
Kumihimo cords are perfect for the summer because they are very lightweight. Hope you are enjoying our kumihimo experiments!